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Goal for this week

  • articulation for Loure
  • attention to detail, slow practice

Long term goal

  • Grade 3

31 July

Loure

  • looking for accuracy in notes
    • slow
    • small sections
    • attention to detail

Gavotte

  • all notes must be hit
  • try dynamic and phrasing markings
    • while practicing slow

10 July

Loure

  • precision in the note lengths
    • articulation
  • don’t start many times

Gavotte

3 July

Loure

  • rhythm
    • music
    • listening
  • getting it in time: small sections, water a seed and rhythm is likely to come naturally later
  • rhythm must be precise, exactly falling in exactly the right spot

Gavotte

  • differentiate between note lengths
  • long note: tenuto, with straight line

19 June

Dragonfly

  • don’t go so fast
  • focus on dynamics
  • think about which direction this piece is going
  • slow practice for evenness

Mazurka

  • generally good but some expression imprecise

Troll

  • dynamics need to be precise
  • don’t rush and get faster in bar 9

12 June

Dragonfly

  • two simple things
    • evenness and dynamics

Mazurka

  • check note bar 3
  • riten, gap between each note gets bigger
  • phrasing, needs to be logical, in general needs to be quieter
  • LH softer
  • mp phrase less
  • vivace: more phrasing, more fast

Troll at the edge of woods

  • staccato not too short, natural separation
    • don’t jump
  • need to have very tight rhythm

22 May

Scales

  • finish all contrary motions

2B

  • on the right track, keep on improving

2C

  • learn this week

Dragonfly

  • focus on evenness while keeping up speed
    • start at an even speed, then improve from there
    • final thing would be dynamics

Mazurka

  • get slower and softer here bar 4
  • Beat must be even. metronome speed 120
  • once it is even, add expression + phrasing

15 May

Scales

  • must be even, and fingers together
  • E harmonic contrary

Ex 2B

  • don’t repeat notes too often
  • articulation must be correct

Dragonfly

  • increase speed this week
  • focus on evenness and dynamics
  • piece is easy if you don’t do these, but is more difficult if you try them.
  • don’t

Troll

  • don’t miss notes because too soft
  • make sure dynamic markings are literally done and accurate
  • make sure you count all long notes and last notes octave lower

Mazurka

  • needs to have a large phrasing range
    • equal parts loud and soft

8 May

Scales

  • scales up to G major contrary

Ex 2B

  • hands together, combine slowly

Dragonfly

  • keep fingers curved for speed
  • bar 24 check LH
  • for strictness
    • swing practice
    • staccato practice

Mazurka

  • LH is always the rhythm
  • focus on consistency, not stopping
    • take it slow
  • also do all dynamics marked on the page

Troll

  • clap rhythm then play
  • check

1 May

Scales + exercises

  • see goals

Dragon

  • focus on starting as light and soft as possible
  • practice difficult sections seperately
    • focus on hands separate, get up to speed

Mazurka

  • coordinate based on
    • how long notes are
    • where they line up
    • listening to the recording
  • expression is all about phrasing
  • hands together this week

24 Apr

Sight reading new material today, see goals

27 Mar

Scales passed

Allegro

  • think about how to practice sections
    • slow
    • rhythm practice
    • play small bits

Etude

  • phrasing is most important

Rainy Day

  • phrasing is important. Make sure pedal is lifted fully

20 Mar

Etude

  • precision
    • coordination of RH and LH
    • is LH always the same speed?
    • am I thinking about precision
  • metronome 138

Allegro

  • metronome 120
  • same notes as above

Scales

  • scales must be even, all notes same volume and same speed

13 Mar

Scales: Present F major next week

Allegro

  • same points as last week
  • practice in small bits for parts with trouble

Etude

  • bar 14, check your notes
  • same notes as last week

Rainy Saturday

  • must lift off pedal properly every bar
  • LH soft, RH loud

6 Mar

Focus on excercises this week

Allegro

  • all about
    • evenness
      • practice different rhythm
      • slow practice
    • getting LH and RH together
    • keeping the same speed
  • also try dynamics

Etude

  • all about
    • LH very soft RH loud
    • phrasing
      • up is louder, down is softer
      • keep LH soft though

6 Feb

Scales are going very well!

Allegro

  • work on getting things more even
  • also add dynamics (loud and soft)
  • curved fingers help getting it even

A rainy Saturday

  • keep working on phrasing and dynamics
  • be careful bar 9-12
  • ritard at the end, the gaps get bigger

27 Jan

Scales

  • start contrary motion this week

A rainy Saturday

  • phrasing, the higher the louder, the lower the softer
  • look up at page
  • follow dynamics. sometimes phrasing is the same as dynamics
  • Press down pedal fully with heel on the ground

Try new song Etude

20 Jan

Scales

  • do all hands together first page

Allegro

  • check whether there is correct rhythm

Start new piece hands seperate

13 Jan

Scales: first page

Ex 1B and 1C

Allegro

  • staccatos short
  • try to finish this week